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E X P L O R AT I O N A N D C O L O N I A L I S M W H I I . 4 Age of Discovery
Europe’s Quest During the Age of Discovery Europe sought to explore new lands The expanding economies of European states stimulated increased trade with markets in Asia. With the loss of Constantinople in 1453, European nations fronting the Atlantic sought new maritime routes for trade. #1 Reason to explore and discover Find NEW sources of wealth !!!
New Markets and New Lands Factors Contributing to European Discovery of lands in the Western Hemisphere 1. High demand for gold, spices, and natural resources in Europe Through overseas exploration, merchants and traders hoped ultimately to benefit from what they thought would be a profitable business 2. Support for the diffusion of Christianity Spread of Christianity
Competition? Factors Contributing to European Discovery of lands in the Western Hemisphere 3. Political and Economic competition between European empires Competition for wealth in Asia among European nations was fierce Prompted explorers to seek new trade routes 4. Innovations of European and Islamic origins in navigational arts New tools
GPS? Why did European nations seek discovery? Prince Henry the Navigator Pioneering role of Prince Henry the Navigator Role: established a school that studied navigation, mapmaking, and shipbuilding From Portugal Hoped to find a new route to the Indies and to explore West Africa
What were they looking for? Why are European Explorers trying to explore many new places? GOD, GOLD, GLORY ( the 3 G’s ) 1. Find trade routes for gold, spices, and natural resources 2. Spread Christianity 3. New Ideas (New navigation technology from the Islam and European inventors) 4. Prince Henry had already led the way!!
Exploration Timeline In a small group you are going to create a timeline of events from the Age of Discovery. You will use your text book to find information about the explorers listed below. Place their accomplishments and other events of the Age of Discovery on the timeline in chronological order. After placing the dates, names, and event on the timeline explain in detail who or what it was and draw pictures. The title will be “The Age of Discovery” and then put the years your timeline ranges from. Ex. “The Age of Discovery 1400 to 1700”
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